New story! Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04 Quick Tip

Ubuntu 18.04 uses a customized version of GNOME and GNOME users might not like those changes. This tutorial shows you how to install vanilla GNOME on Ubuntu 18.04.

New story! Beginner Friendly Gentoo Based Sabayon Linux Has a New Release

Take a look at Sabayon Linux, a Linux Distro based on Gentoo. Sabayon is designed to be a beginner-friendly version of Gentoo. It is easy to install with the Red Hat developed Anaconda installer. It also comes with a number of applications pre-installed. Sabayon offers two package managers: Portage is borrowed from Gentoo and Entropy is designed by the Sabayon team.

New story! LibreOffice 6.1 Lands Mid August 2018, First Bug Hunting Session Starts April 27

The Document Foundation announced today that work on the LibreOffice 6.1 open-source office suite starts next week with the first alpha milestone and bug hunting session.

New story! Viperr Linux Keeps Crunchbang Alive with a Fedora Flair

Do you remember Crunchbang Linux? Crunchbang (often referred to as #!) was a fan-favorite, Debian-based distribution that focused on using a bare minimum of resources. This was accomplished by discarding the standard desktop environment and using a modified version of the Openbox Window Manager.

New story! Mozilla's Common Voice Project, Red Hat Announces Vault Operator, VirtualBox 5.2.10 Released and More

News briefs April 20, 2018.

New story! openSUSE Tumbleweed Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.16, KDE Plasma 5.12.4

If you're using the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system on your personal computer, you should know that it's now powered by the latest Linux 4.16 kernel series.

New story! 5 guiding principles you should know before you design a microservice

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the biggest challenges for teams starting off with microservices is adhering to the Goldilocks Principle: Not too big, not too small, and not too tightly coupled. Part of this challenge arises from confusion about what, exactly, constitutes a well-designed microservice. read more

New story! Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875

Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports. Like last year’s UNO-2372G, the new UNO-1372G computers offer ruggedization features, and run Advantech Linux or Windows ....

New story! Can't wait to upgrade your Ubuntu system to 18.04 LTS?

The new Ubuntu 18.04 will be released on 26th of April. If you are one of the inpatient Ubuntu users or you wish to run some tests before the official release date, you should know that you can upgrade your current Ubuntu system even now. This article will explain how you can upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

New story! How to Install and Configure Nginx on Debian 9

Nginx is a free, open-source and high-performance HTTP server. It is widely used for load balancing, mail proxy server, generic TCP/UDP proxy server, it provides reverse proxy configuration, media streaming and much more. It is designed to efficiently serve both low and high traffic websites and it is a very popular alternative to the Apache web server. Nginx is powering a lot of heavily loaded websites like Yandex, DropBox, NetFlix, WordPress.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Hyperledger Bug Bounty Program, The Linux Foundations Networking Harmonization Initiative & More

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in Linux and open source news, Arpit Joshipura sheds light on the networking harmonization initiative, Hyperledger opens the doors of its bug bounty program to the public & more! Read on to stay abreast of the latest open source news.

New story! How to Install Realtime Log Monitoring Tool on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu is a simple but effective log management tool built on top of Node.js and that monitors the system and provides real-time information on the system logs in a web browser. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server.

New story! Mozilla's large repository of voice data will shape the future of machine learning

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 12:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla's open source project, Common Voice, is well on its way to becoming the world’s largest repository of human voice data to be used for machine learning. Common Voice recently made its way into Black Duck's annual Open Source Rookies of the Year list. read more

New story! Migrating to Linux: Network and System Settings

  •; By John Bonesio (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux gives you a lot of control over network and system settings. On your desktop, Linux lets you tweak just about anything on the system. Most of these settings are exposed in plain text files under the /etc directory. Here I describe some of the most common settings you’ll use on your desktop Linux system.

New story! How To Enable and Connect the Django Admin Interface

In this tutorial we will show you how to enable and connect the Django admin interface on a CentOS 7 VPS. Django is one of the most popular open source web application frameworks. It is written in Python by experienced developers. Django was originally designed for news websites because it can be easily scaled to handle very heavy traffic and it allows developers to make web application development faster and create complex, database driven websites without having to start coding from scratch.

New story! Use Peek to take quick GIF screencasts

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Are you looking for an easy tool for taking quick screencasts as animated GIFs? Take a look at Peek — a simple application that makes taking GIF screencasts a breeze. While there are other ways in Fedora to take screencasts, like the functionality built into the desktop, and the EasyScreenCast extension, Peek adds the ability […]

New story! How To Install OpenSnitch Application-Level Firewall In Ubuntu

If you're looking for an application-level firewall for Linux that comes with a GUI, give OpenSnitch a try. This firewall software can monitor applications running on your system, blocking their Internet access until you allow or deny it.

New story! 10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Apr 21, 2018 2:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Here are some really excellent available GTK themes. Check them out!

New story! A handy way to add free books to your eReader

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 12:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I do a lot of reading on my tablet every day. While I have bought a few eBooks, I enjoy finding things for free on Project Gutenberg; it rekindles fond memories of browsing through the stacks of a library for something to catch my interest. There are various ways to search the PG website by title or author, but this presumes you have some idea of what you’re looking for. read more

New story! OSWbb – How To Install And Configure OSWatcher Black Box For System Diagnostics

2DayGeek: Oracle OSWatcher Black Box (OSWbb) collects and archives operating system and network metrics that you can use to diagnose performance issues.

New story! Riot: A Distributed Way of Having IRC and VOIP Client and Home Server

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Shirish (Posted by elobga on Apr 20, 2018 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Riot is a free and open source decentralized instant messaging application that can be considered an alternative to Slack. We take a look at features of Riot, installation procedure and usage.

New story! Autonomous car platform Apollo doesn't want you to reinvent the wheel

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2018 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source technologies are solving many of our most pressing problems, in part because the open source model of cooperation, collaboration, and almost endless iteration creates an environment where problems are more readily solved. As the adage goes, "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow." read more

New story! Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source

On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source. This should be good news for developers seeking a solution that not only scales in a big way, but which is also tightly integrated with Amazon Web Services.

New story! How To Make Gedit More Programmer Friendly

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 20, 2018 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Gedit is the default text editor that comes pre-installed on Linux with GNOME as its desktop environment. It is extensible with plugins while at the same time simple and easy to use for newbies; pretty much like notepad you find on your Windows PC.

New story! Help Canonical Test GNOME Patches, Android Apps Illegally Tracking Kids, MySQL 8.0 Released and More

News briefs for April 19, 2018.

New story! How to start developing on Java in Fedora

Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It is widely-used to develop IOT appliances, Android apps, web, and enterprise applications. This article will provide a quick guide to install and configure your workstation using OpenJDK. Installing the compiler and tools Installing the compiler, or Java Development Kit (JDK), is easy […]

New story! Free Voice Typing with KDEConnect

  •; By Elliot Cooper (Posted by ElliotCooper on Apr 20, 2018 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide shows you how to easily use KDEConnect to use Google's powerful voice recognition for voice typing into any linux desktop application.

New story! Why Microsoft chose Linux for Azure Sphere

Why did Microsoft choose to launch an Arm/Linux SoC design with device-to-cloud security? A VDC analyst suggests that Azure Sphere is all about competing with Amazon FreeRTOS. The punchline: Microsoft just unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel.

New story! More L337 Translations

Dave continues with his shell-script L33t translator.In my last article, I talked about the inside jargon of hackers and computer geeks known as "Leet Speak" or just "Leet". Of course, that's a shortened version of the word Elite, and it's best written as L33T or perhaps L337 to be ultimately kewl. But hey, I don't judge.

New story! Video: Ubuntu 18.04 MATE Desktop Tour

A video showcasing the Ubuntu 18.04 MATE flavor.

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